Blackback barb

the blackback barb (Enteromius barnardi), is a species of cyprinid fish native to Africa where it is known to occur in shallow, vegetated waters of the Zambezi River system, the Cunene River system and the Zambian portion of the Congo River system. This species can reach a length of 7 centimetres (2.8 in) SL.

Blackback barb
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Barbinae
Genus: Enteromius
E. barnardi
Binomial name
Enteromius barnardi
  • Barbus barnardi Jubb, 1965

It is also found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Marshall, B. & Tweddle, D. 2010. Barbus barnardi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. < Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine>. Downloaded on 12 April 2014.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Enteromius barnardi" in FishBase. February 2014 version.